This past week was a rough one for me. I've had a cold for almost 2 weeks and it got really bad this past week. I couldn't breathe, was coughing non-stop and just felt like general crud. I'm amazed that I was even able to cook anything, actually! The cool thing is, I didn't think about not cooking. I had my menu plan and I stuck with it even on the days I felt horrible. And that says a lot not only because I was sick, but because Erik was gone the whole week for work. Here's how this past week would've gone down before I went paleo: I don't feel good, why cook? It's just the girls and I anyways, let's just order a pizza or make PB&J's for dinner. Here's how it went down instead: I don't feel good. Oh well, here's the meat I thawed and here's the recipe I picked out, let's get it cooked. The girls and I can then eat leftovers and I need lunch food anyways. So, I cooked.
It was rather frustrating being so sick and eating this way, though. I must confess, I thought my health would be so much better. But, I am still transitioning, and so maybe that's the deal. And I do have two little girls, otherwise known as "germballs with arms and legs" so who knows what kind of germs they bring home from school. It's not enough to make me stop, that's for sure, I just hope to see some changes in this in the future.
Okay, onto the goodies! :-)
Remember this chicken I cooked? Well, I followed this recipe, Caldo De Pollo, with the leftovers to make a rather delicious soup.
It was yummy and perfect for making me feel better. Chicken noodle soup with no noodles! :-)
Speaking of soup, I also whipped up a batch of quick and easy "Paleo Chili". I used this recipe as a base and tweaked it to fit what I had in my pantry.
Another fun recipe I found from the same blog, Primal Kitchen:A Family Grokumentary, was this custard one. I thought it was a fun and easy idea for a breakfast option besides eggs and smoothies. They turned out great--I like them and so does Lindsay, especially with some berries on top, but Kera didn't like them. Oh well, she's a tough one to please.
Last night me and Lindsay whipped up some treats. We wanted to make this recipe from Elana's Pantry, but didn't have any dates or walnuts, so we used figs and almonds instead. It almost killed my food processor, but I made it work and they turned out pretty good. I served them to a couple of guests and they even liked them, so I was pleased.
"Fig Almond Chocolate Rolls"
And lastly, I got my hair cut and highlighted yesterday and I was so pleased with how it turned out that I wanted to show you. It was getting rather long and shaggy, it's nice to have an actual style again. :-)